Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima, Japan, witnessed all of his school mates die when the atom bomb was dropped on his populous city 69 years ago.
The illegal Turkish occupation has now gone on for some 40 years, and progressive minded people the world over should take a keen interest.
A small band of courageous and principled young Cubans stormed the Moncada Barracks, the beginning of a movement that has changed the world forever.
In Russia the memories of the Nazi invasion of 1941, of the war that followed and of the activities of local Nazi collaborators, including Ukrainian ones historically linked to the present crowd of extremists in Kiev, are strong.
Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a polarizing figure, died Saturday at age 85 after eight years in a coma.
On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55th anniversary of their revolution's victory.
Richard Hart, a towering figure of the Jamaican and Caribbean left, died in Bristol, England, on Dec. 21, 2013, at 96 years of age.
Madagascar today is one of the richest nations in the region, and one of the poorest. It has vast natural resources (gold, nickel, cobalt, petroleum), but 92 percent of its people live on $2.00 per day or less.
The author did not embroider what she saw or heard. The result did tend to make me angry, but not because of prejudice or dishonesty; it was because of the story she told.